A two-alarm fire killed two people and destroyed a house on the 1900 block of S. Langley Street, according to the Arlington County Fire Department.
Calls of the fire at the two story home came in at about 3:40 p.m., and residents told arriving firefighters that other occupants of the house were still inside.
“Units made an aggressive push to search for occupants upon arriving on scene,” Deputy Fire Marshall Brian McGraw told ARLnow.com. “It took probably a good 12 to 15 minutes to knock the fire down just because of the size of the fire.”
At about 6 p.m., the fire department announced on its Twitter feed that two people were confirmed dead and that authorities were working to identify them.